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    Polynomial project
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 1997 Feb 21, 21:35 EST

    As some of you know, I am working on a project to duplicate some of the
    navigation stuff in the now out of print, "Almanac for Computers".
    I have slightly revised my polynomials for the Sun for 1997. I changed
    the way the S.D. was calculated ( supposed to make it more accurate, I may
    change it back to the old way though) and used a better way of rounding off
    numbers. I also changed compilers and languages. This was done with the
    djgpp port of the GNU Fortran 77. The other was done with Turbo Pascal.
    In my opinion the old polynomials are still vaild within tolerance, so they
    don't really need to be replaced.
    I have calculated for 1997 polynomials for:
               Aries:  GHA
                 Sun:  GHA
                       Dec.
                       S.D.
                 Moon: GHA
                       Dec.
                       H.P.
                       S.D.
              Planets: GHA
                       Dec.
              Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
    I also have done the Sun for 1998, 1999 and 2000. And 1942 for historical
    reasons. ( The library has a 1942 Nautical Almanac ).
    
    If you are interested, just e-mail me and I will be happy to send them
    to you to play around with, along with an explaination of their use.
    -- Gordon Talge
    
                                         ,,,
                                        (. .)
             +-----------------------ooO-(_)-Ooo----------------------+
             |  Gordon Talge WB6YKK            e-mail: gtalge{at}XXX.XXX  |
             |  Department of Mathematics      QTH: Loma Linda, CA    |
             |  Mt. San Jacinto College        Lat.  N  34? 03.1'     |
             |  San Jacinto, CA                Long. W 117? 15.2'     |
             +--------------------------------------------------------+
    

       
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